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Moseley, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Moseley, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in King's Norton and Yardley parishes, Worcestershire. The village stands on the N verge of the county, 3 miles S of the centre of Birmingham, of which it is a suburb; is a pleasant and picturesque place, and has a station on the M.R. and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Birmingham. The ecclesiastical parish includes the village, and was constituted in 1853. Population, 5304. Moseley Hall, erected in place of the mansion destroyed by the rioters in 1791, is now a Children's Convalescent Home, having been presented in 1892 to the Mayor of Birmingham by Mr Cadbury. There are many good residences, among which is Highbury, the seat of the Right Hon. Joseph Chamberlain, M.P. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £350 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Bromsgrove. The church has a tower of the time of Henry VIII., and was enlarged in 1873. The church of St Agnes was erected in 1884 as a chapel of ease. A portion of the parish was separated in 1875 to form the ecclesiastical parish of St Anne. Population, 1906. The church of St Anne was erected in 1874. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWorcestershire 
Civil parishKing's Norton 
Poor Law unionKings-Norton 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Moseley from the following:

Land and Property

The full transcript of the Worcestershire section of the Return of Owners of Land, 1873.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Worcestershire 1569 is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictMalvern Hills
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWR2
Post TownWorcester